Finn Hackshaw As black businesses are on the rise, January 1, 2019 is a good time to up your commitment to supporting them. African Americans spend in excess of one trillion dollars a year as consumers. Yet, the amount of this trillion plus dollars spent at black owned businesses hovers around 3%. The reasons for patronizing…Read more »
Michael Longmire As you wind down your holiday shopping, consider free and low cost downloadable (and online) options from black owned brands. See the following companies and product links for details. FREE Adorned by Chi offers a free comic titled “Chi Chi’s Guide to Self Care.” Effie’s Paper offers a selection of wall paper that…Read more »
TAKE MY POLL Is there anything that motivates you to buy black owned? If so, please take my poll. It is ANONYMOUS and will take about 2 – 3 minutes. Thank you. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/buyblack
Black History Month means different things to each of us. For me, it is a time to give extra consideration to what it means to be African American, to revisit the history of Blacks in the United States, and honor those (stars) who have paved the way for us to have a better life. I…Read more »
henri meilhac Several individuals and organizations have put forth a black owned challenge. The challenge is to increase our support of black owned businesses. Maggie Anderson through an “Empowerment Experiment” has chronicled how increasing patronage of black owned businesses promotes jobs and additional benefits for the African American community. Black Lives Matter, The Official Black…Read more »
At Shop With Leslie, we showcase black-owned businesses and products. Our aim is to make it easy for you to find the products you need. Products are categorized from A to Z. Blog posts are organized and tagged to identify everyday and special occasion merchandise.
Photo “Together” by Elizabeth Lloyd African Americans have over one trillion dollars (1,000,000,000,000) in buying power. Put another way, African Americans spend upwards of 1000 billion dollars each year. What if every single person spent a sizable portion of their buying power at black owned businesses? Consider the following. Black employers hire blacks at…Read more »
Black owned businesses have advanced in number and variety over the past decades. As an African American, I take pride in and appreciate the historical circumstances in which these businesses have developed. In putting together this list, I found many products could only be purchased online. Some products were also available at a limited number…Read more »